Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

There’s no NUTRITION category on this blog.

I’ve long felt that there’s more crap written, than eaten.

We grow fatigued of gymnastics Moms jumping on and off the latest nutrition fad.

But my favourite Nutrition author — Michael Pollan — has a book I can recommend.


Amazon – In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

… Pollan proposes a new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. By urging us to once again eat food, he challenges the prevailing nutrient-by-nutrient approach — what he calls nutritionism — and proposes an alternative way of eating that is informed by the traditions and ecology of real, well-grown, unprocessed food. Our personal health, he argues, cannot be divorced from the health of the food chains of which we are part.

In Defense of Food shows us how, despite the daunting dietary landscape Americans confront in the modern supermarket, we can escape the Western diet and, by doing so, most of the chronic diseases that diet causes. We can relearn which foods are healthy, develop simple ways to moderate our appetites, and return eating to its proper context — out of the car and back to the table. Michael Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

Pollan’s last book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, launched a national conversation about the American way of eating; now In Defense of Food shows us how to change it, one meal at a time. …

I do like vitamin C time release supplements. And Vitamin E. They may or may not be absorbed. But it’s worth the gamble, I feel.

I do fear that female gymnasts do not get enough iron and calcium. But those supplements, so far as I know, are not well absorbed.

Eat right. If you can.

related – Straight to the Bar – Nutrition Tips for Jocks, Gym Rats, and Health Freaks

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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